Request for Nominations for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur, 17147-17149 [2014-06830]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices provides a guide to help readers determine whether this document applies to them. Potentially affected entities may include: • Crop production (NAICS code 111). • Animal production (NAICS code 112). • Food manufacturing (NAICS code 311). • Pesticide manufacturing (NAICS code 32532). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. What should I consider as I prepare my comments for EPA? 1. Submitting CBI. Do not submit this information to EPA through regulations.gov or email. Clearly mark the part or all of the information that you claim to be CBI. For CBI information in a disk or CD–ROM that you mail to EPA, mark the outside of the disk or CD–ROM as CBI and then identify electronically within the disk or CD–ROM the specific information that is claimed as CBI. 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For actions being evaluated under the Agency’s public participation process for registration actions, there will be an additional opportunity for a 30–day public comment period on the proposed decision. Please see the Agency’s public participation Web site for additional information on this process (http:// www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/ registration-public-involvement.html). EPA received the following applications to register new uses for pesticide products containing currently registered active ingredients: 1. EPA Registration Numbers/EPA File Symbol: 264–1078, 264–1084, 264–1085, 264–1090, 264–1091, and 264–RRAT. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2013– 0662. Applicant: Bayer CropScience LLC, P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Active ingredient: Fluopyram. Product type: Fungicide. Proposed uses: Soybean, seed; cotton, seed; cotton, gin byproducts; peanut; grains, cereal, except rice, Group 15; grains, cereal, forage, Group 16; and grain, cereal, fodder, hay, and straw, Group 16. (RD) 2. EPA Registration Number/EPA File Symbol: 264–1049 and 432–RLGN. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014– 0100. Applicant: Bayer CropScience LLC, P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Active ingredient: Spirotetramat. Product type: Insecticide. Proposed uses: Lawn and turfgrass, including sod farms. (RD) 3. EPA File Symbol: 432–RLGU. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2014–0208. Applicant: Bayer CropScience LLC, P.O. Box 12014, 2 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Active ingredient: Deltamethrin. Product type: Insecticide. Proposed use: Wide area mosquito adulticide. (RD) 4. EPA Registration Numbers: 7969–275 and 7969–0276. Docket ID number: EPA– HQ–OPP–2014–0124. Applicant: BASF Corporation, P.O. Box 13528, 26 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709–3528. Active ingredient: Saflufenacil. Product type: Herbicide. Proposed uses: Broadleaf weed control around olive trees. (RD) 5. EPA Registration Number: 10163–6414. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2013– 0644. Applicant: Gowan, P.O. Box 5569, Yuma, AZ 85366–5569. Active ingredient: Zoxamide. Product type: Fungicide. Proposed uses: Onion, bulb, subgroup 3–07. (RD) 6. EPA Registration Numbers: 59639–139 and 59639–140. Docket ID number: EPA– HQ–OPP–2014–0116. Applicant: Valent U.S.A. Corporation, 1600 Riviera Ave., PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17147 Suite 200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Active ingredient: Fluopicolide. Product type: Fungicide. Proposed use: Tobacco. (RD) 7. EPA Registration Numbers: 62719–266, 62719–497, and 62719–621. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0727. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Active ingredient: Spinosad. Product type: Insecticide. Proposed use: Coffee, berry subgroups 13–07F and G, green onion subgroup 3–07B, and cottonseed subgroup 20C. (RD) 8. EPA Registration Numbers: 62719–539, 62719–541, and 62719–545. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0730. Applicant: Dow AgroSciences, LLC, 9330 Zionsville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Active ingredient: Spinetoram. Product type: Insecticide. Proposed use: Coffee, berry subgroups 13–07F and G; green onion, subgroup 3–07B; and cottonseed, subgroup 20C. (RD) 9. EPA Registration Number: 65217–1. Docket ID Number: EPA–HQ–OPP– 2014–0146. Applicant: Hammonds Fuel Additives, Inc., c/o Delta Analytical Corp., 12510 Prosperity Drive, Suite 160, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Active ingredient: 2,2’-(1methyltrimethylenedioxy)bis(4-methyl1,3,2-dioxaborinane). Product type: Microbicide/microbistat. Proposed uses: New use intended to control microbial growth in all hydraulic fluids, lubricants, transmission fluids, and anti-freeze. (AD) 10. EPA Registration Symbols: 71512–EL and 71512–EU. Docket ID number: EPA–HQ– OPP–2014–0153. Applicant: ISK Biosciences Corporation, 7470 Auburn Road, Suite A, Concord, OH 44077. Active ingredient: Pyriofenone. Product type: Fungicide. Proposed uses: For use on Cucurbit, Crop Group 9; and berry and small fruit, Crop Group 13–07, except large shrub/tree berry, crop subgroup 13–07C. (RD) List of Subjects Environmental protection, Pesticides and pests. Dated: March 13, 2014. Lois Rossi, Director, Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs. [FR Doc. 2014–06816 Filed 3–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [FRL–9908–84–OA] Request for Nominations for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 17148 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is seeking nominations of nationally recognized experts for consideration for membership on a new Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review Panel on scientific assessments to support EPA’s decisions on secondary (welfare-based) air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen (NOX) and oxides of sulfur (SOX). SUMMARY: New nominations should be submitted by April 17, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing further information regarding this Request for Nominations may contact Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice mail: (202) 564–2073 or email at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. General information concerning the CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at: http://www.epa.gov/casac. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CASAC was established pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 7409(d)(2), to review air quality criteria and NAAQS and recommend any new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria and NAAQS as may be appropriate. The CASAC shall also provide advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator on the scientific and technical aspects of issues related to the criteria for air quality standards, research related to air quality, sources of air pollution, and of adverse effects which may result from various strategies to attain and maintain air quality standards. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C., App. 2. Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency periodically review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality criteria and the NAAQS for the six ‘‘criteria’’ air pollutants, including NOX and SOX. EPA is currently preparing to review the secondary (welfare-based) air quality criteria for NOX and SOX. The SAB Staff Office is establishing a panel of experts to augment the chartered CASAC to provide EPA advice on its scientific assessments on this topic. The CASAC and the CASAC NOX and SOX Secondary Review Panel will comply with the provisions of FACA and all appropriate EPA and SAB Staff Office procedural policies. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:40 Mar 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 This Federal Register notice seeks nominations of nationally-recognized experts regarding NOX and SOX in one or more of the following disciplines. (a) Ecological Effects. Expertise in evaluation of the effects of exposure to gas-phase oxides of nitrogen and sulfur, nitrogen deposition and acidification caused by deposition of nitrogen and sulfur, on agricultural crops and natural ecosystems and their components, both flora and fauna, ranging from biochemical/sub-cellular effects on organisms to increasingly more complex levels of ecosystem organization and biodiversity. Appropriate expertise disciplines include: aquatic chemistry; aquatic ecology/biology; limnology; terrestrial ecology; forest ecology; grassland ecology; rangeland ecology; terrestrial/aquatic biogeochemistry; marine and estuarine ecology; landscape ecology; terrestrial/aquatic nutrient cycling; and terrestrial/aquatic wildlife biology and soil chemistry. (b) Other Welfare Effects. Expertise in the evaluation of the effects of oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and acid deposition on public welfare including damage to materials, and the interactions of these pollutants to affect global climate conditions. (c) Ecosystem Exposure and Risk Assessment/Modeling. Expertise in terrestrial and aquatic or biogeochemical modeling across a range of scales from local watershed to landscape to continental, static and dynamic ecosystem response models, integrated assessment models, identification of bio-indicators useful for tracking ecosystem change, methods and approaches available to estimate total loadings of sulfur and nitrogen species to ecosystems, and the current state of critical loads science and application. Expertise in modeling sensitivity of ecosystems to climate change as it relates to effects from nitrogen and sulfur oxides exposure. (d) Ecosystem services and resource valuation. Expertise in connecting ecological effects to incremental changes in provision of various final ecosystem services, both aquatic and terrestrial and subsequent incremental changes in the value of those services monetary or nonmonetary. (e) Atmospheric Science. Expertise in physical and chemical properties of oxides of nitrogen, reduced and organic forms of nitrogen, and oxides of sulfur; atmospheric processes involved in their formation and transport on urban to global scales; transformation of these pollutants in the atmosphere; and movement of the pollutants between media through deposition and other such mechanisms. Also, expertise in the PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 evaluation of natural and anthropogenic sources and emissions of oxides of nitrogen and sulfur; pertinent monitoring or measurement methods for the atmospheric concentration and deposition of these pollutants; and spatial and temporal trends in their atmospheric concentrations and deposition. Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Any interested person or organization may nominate qualified individuals for consideration of membership on the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur Secondary Review Panel in the areas of expertise described above. Nominations should be submitted in electronic format through the EPA Web site: http:// yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/ Web/participatepanelformation?Open Document. To receive full consideration, nominations should include all of the information requested below. EPA’s SAB Staff Office requests contact information about the person making the nomination; contact information about the nominee; the disciplinary and specific areas of expertise of the nominee; the nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae; sources of recent grant and/or contract support; and a biographical sketch of the nominee indicating current position, educational background, research activities, and recent service on other national advisory committees or national professional organizations. Persons having questions about the nomination procedures, or who are unable to submit nominations through the SAB Web site, should contact Dr. Stallworth as noted above. Nominations should be submitted in time to arrive no later than April 17, 2014. EPA values and welcomes diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic groups. The EPA SAB Staff Office will acknowledge receipt of nominations. The names and biosketches of qualified nominees identified by respondents to this Federal Register notice, and additional experts identified by the SAB Staff will be posted in a List of Candidates for the NOX and SOX Secondary Review Panel on the SAB Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstractivites/ NOx%20SOx%20Secondary%20 NAAQS%20Review?OpenDocument. Public comments on the List of Candidates will be accepted for 21 days. The public will be requested to provide relevant information or other documentation on nominees that the E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 59 / Thursday, March 27, 2014 / Notices SAB Staff Office should consider in evaluating candidates. For the EPA SAB Staff Office, a balanced subcommittee or review panel includes candidates who possess the necessary domains of knowledge, the relevant scientific perspectives (which, among other factors, can be influenced by work history and affiliation), and the collective breadth of experience to adequately address the charge. In forming this expert panel, the SAB Staff Office will consider public comments on the List of Candidates, information provided by the candidates themselves, and background information independently gathered by the SAB Staff Office. Selection criteria to be used for panel membership include: (a) Scientific and/or technical expertise, knowledge, and experience (primary factors); (b) availability and willingness to serve; (c) absence of financial conflicts of interest; (d) absence of an appearance of a loss of impartiality; (e) skills working in committees, subcommittees and advisory panels; and, (f) for the panel as a whole, diversity of expertise and scientific points of view. The SAB Staff Office’s evaluation of an absence of financial conflicts of interest will include a review of the ‘‘Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’’ (EPA Form 3110– 48). This confidential form allows government officials to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between a person’s public responsibilities (which include membership on an EPA federal advisory committee) and private interests and activities, or the appearance of a loss of impartiality, as defined by federal regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded from the following Web address http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sab product.nsf/Web/ethics?Open Document. The EPA provides information about ethics for advisory members at the following Web address: http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/ sabproduct.nsf/Web/ethics?Open Document. The approved policy under which the EPA SAB Office selects subcommittees and review panels is described in the following document: Overview of the Panel Formation Process at the Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board (EPA–SAB–EC– 02–010), which is posted on the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/ ec02010.pdf. 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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9908-84-OA]


Request for Nominations for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory 
Committee (CASAC) Review Panel for Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) 
Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office is seeking nominations of 
nationally recognized experts for consideration for membership on a new 
Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) Review Panel on 
scientific assessments to support EPA's decisions on secondary 
(welfare-based) air quality standards for oxides of nitrogen 
(NOX) and oxides of sulfur (SOX).

DATES: New nominations should be submitted by April 17, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information regarding this Request for Nominations may contact 
Dr. Holly Stallworth, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), EPA Science 
Advisory Board (1400R), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; via telephone/voice 
mail: (202) 564-2073 or email at stallworth.holly@epa.gov. General 
information concerning the CASAC can be found on the EPA Web site at: 
http://www.epa.gov/casac.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CASAC was established pursuant to the 
Clean Air Act (CAA) Amendments of 1977, codified at 42 U.S.C. 
7409(d)(2), to review air quality criteria and NAAQS and recommend any 
new NAAQS and revisions of existing criteria and NAAQS as may be 
appropriate. The CASAC shall also provide advice, information, and 
recommendations to the Administrator on the scientific and technical 
aspects of issues related to the criteria for air quality standards, 
research related to air quality, sources of air pollution, and of 
adverse effects which may result from various strategies to attain and 
maintain air quality standards. The CASAC is a Federal Advisory 
Committee chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 
U.S.C., App. 2. Section 109(d)(1) of the CAA requires that the Agency 
periodically review and revise, as appropriate, the air quality 
criteria and the NAAQS for the six ``criteria'' air pollutants, 
including NOX and SOX. EPA is currently preparing 
to review the secondary (welfare-based) air quality criteria for 
NOX and SOX.
    The SAB Staff Office is establishing a panel of experts to augment 
the chartered CASAC to provide EPA advice on its scientific assessments 
on this topic. The CASAC and the CASAC NOX and 
SOX Secondary Review Panel will comply with the provisions 
of FACA and all appropriate EPA and SAB Staff Office procedural 
policies.
    This Federal Register notice seeks nominations of nationally-
recognized experts regarding NOX and SOX in one 
or more of the following disciplines. (a) Ecological Effects. Expertise 
in evaluation of the effects of exposure to gas-phase oxides of 
nitrogen and sulfur, nitrogen deposition and acidification caused by 
deposition of nitrogen and sulfur, on agricultural crops and natural 
ecosystems and their components, both flora and fauna, ranging from 
biochemical/sub-cellular effects on organisms to increasingly more 
complex levels of ecosystem organization and biodiversity. Appropriate 
expertise disciplines include: aquatic chemistry; aquatic ecology/
biology; limnology; terrestrial ecology; forest ecology; grassland 
ecology; rangeland ecology; terrestrial/aquatic biogeochemistry; marine 
and estuarine ecology; landscape ecology; terrestrial/aquatic nutrient 
cycling; and terrestrial/aquatic wildlife biology and soil chemistry. 
(b) Other Welfare Effects. Expertise in the evaluation of the effects 
of oxides of nitrogen and sulfur and acid deposition on public welfare 
including damage to materials, and the interactions of these pollutants 
to affect global climate conditions. (c) Ecosystem Exposure and Risk 
Assessment/Modeling. Expertise in terrestrial and aquatic or 
biogeochemical modeling across a range of scales from local watershed 
to landscape to continental, static and dynamic ecosystem response 
models, integrated assessment models, identification of bio-indicators 
useful for tracking ecosystem change, methods and approaches available 
to estimate total loadings of sulfur and nitrogen species to 
ecosystems, and the current state of critical loads science and 
application. Expertise in modeling sensitivity of ecosystems to climate 
change as it relates to effects from nitrogen and sulfur oxides 
exposure. (d) Ecosystem services and resource valuation. Expertise in 
connecting ecological effects to incremental changes in provision of 
various final ecosystem services, both aquatic and terrestrial and 
subsequent incremental changes in the value of those services monetary 
or nonmonetary. (e) Atmospheric Science. Expertise in physical and 
chemical properties of oxides of nitrogen, reduced and organic forms of 
nitrogen, and oxides of sulfur; atmospheric processes involved in their 
formation and transport on urban to global scales; transformation of 
these pollutants in the atmosphere; and movement of the pollutants 
between media through deposition and other such mechanisms. Also, 
expertise in the evaluation of natural and anthropogenic sources and 
emissions of oxides of nitrogen and sulfur; pertinent monitoring or 
measurement methods for the atmospheric concentration and deposition of 
these pollutants; and spatial and temporal trends in their atmospheric 
concentrations and deposition.
    Process and Deadline for Submitting Nominations: Any interested 
person or organization may nominate qualified individuals for 
consideration of membership on the CASAC Oxides of Nitrogen and Sulfur 
Secondary Review Panel in the areas of expertise described above. 
Nominations should be submitted in electronic format through the EPA 
Web site: http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/Web/participatepanelformation?OpenDocument. To receive full consideration, 
nominations should include all of the information requested below.
    EPA's SAB Staff Office requests contact information about the 
person making the nomination; contact information about the nominee; 
the disciplinary and specific areas of expertise of the nominee; the 
nominee's resume or curriculum vitae; sources of recent grant and/or 
contract support; and a biographical sketch of the nominee indicating 
current position, educational background, research activities, and 
recent service on other national advisory committees or national 
professional organizations.
    Persons having questions about the nomination procedures, or who 
are unable to submit nominations through the SAB Web site, should 
contact Dr. Stallworth as noted above. Nominations should be submitted 
in time to arrive no later than April 17, 2014. EPA values and welcomes 
diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, 
EPA encourages nominations of women and men of all racial and ethnic 
groups.
    The EPA SAB Staff Office will acknowledge receipt of nominations. 
The names and biosketches of qualified nominees identified by 
respondents to this Federal Register notice, and additional experts 
identified by the SAB Staff will be posted in a List of Candidates for 
the NOX and SOX Secondary Review Panel on the SAB 
Web site at http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/fedrgstractivites/NOx%20SOx%20Secondary%20NAAQS%20Review?OpenDocument. 
Public comments on the List of Candidates will be accepted for 21 days. 
The public will be requested to provide relevant information or other 
documentation on nominees that the

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SAB Staff Office should consider in evaluating candidates.
    For the EPA SAB Staff Office, a balanced subcommittee or review 
panel includes candidates who possess the necessary domains of 
knowledge, the relevant scientific perspectives (which, among other 
factors, can be influenced by work history and affiliation), and the 
collective breadth of experience to adequately address the charge. In 
forming this expert panel, the SAB Staff Office will consider public 
comments on the List of Candidates, information provided by the 
candidates themselves, and background information independently 
gathered by the SAB Staff Office. Selection criteria to be used for 
panel membership include: (a) Scientific and/or technical expertise, 
knowledge, and experience (primary factors); (b) availability and 
willingness to serve; (c) absence of financial conflicts of interest; 
(d) absence of an appearance of a loss of impartiality; (e) skills 
working in committees, subcommittees and advisory panels; and, (f) for 
the panel as a whole, diversity of expertise and scientific points of 
view.
    The SAB Staff Office's evaluation of an absence of financial 
conflicts of interest will include a review of the ``Confidential 
Financial Disclosure Form for Special Government Employees Serving on 
Federal Advisory Committees at the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency'' (EPA Form 3110-48). This confidential form allows government 
officials to determine whether there is a statutory conflict between a 
person's public responsibilities (which include membership on an EPA 
federal advisory committee) and private interests and activities, or 
the appearance of a loss of impartiality, as defined by federal 
regulation. The form may be viewed and downloaded from the following 
Web address http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/Web/ethics?OpenDocument. The EPA provides information about ethics for 
advisory members at the following Web address: http://yosemite.epa.gov/sab/sabproduct.nsf/Web/ethics?OpenDocument.
    The approved policy under which the EPA SAB Office selects 
subcommittees and review panels is described in the following document: 
Overview of the Panel Formation Process at the Environmental Protection 
Agency Science Advisory Board (EPA-SAB-EC-02-010), which is posted on 
the SAB Web site at http://www.epa.gov/sab/pdf/ec02010.pdf.

    Dated: March 18, 2014.
Thomas H. Brennan,
 Deputy Director, EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office.
[FR Doc. 2014-06830 Filed 3-26-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6560-50-P